Quote for the Day

Speak only when your words are an improvement on silence.

— Quaker proverb

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • http://www.yearningforgod.blogspot.com Jan


  • Richard

    Sounds strikingly similar to the words attributed to St. Francis: ‘Preach the Gospel, and if necessary, use words.’

  • http://www.philfosterlpc.com phil foster

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  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/carlmccolman/ Carl McColman

    What is the sound of one blank comment?

  • Peter

    What more can I say?

    P.S. If we want the wisdom of the Quakers first-hand, it might not hurt to follow their “centering-down” practice of quietly waiting…